The Life of Sir William Crookes, O.M., F.R.S. by Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Life of Sir William Crookes, O.M., F.R.S.

The Life of Sir William Crookes, O.M., F.R.S.

by Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe
     
 
In 1870, Sir William Crookes (1832–1919) travelled to Gibraltar to observe the solar eclipse. He kept a diary and produced beautiful accounts of the expedition - alongside altogether more specific observations, including the 656 steps down a local cliff face, and every item in his luggage. It is with the same meticulous approach and cheerful prose that he

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In 1870, Sir William Crookes (1832–1919) travelled to Gibraltar to observe the solar eclipse. He kept a diary and produced beautiful accounts of the expedition - alongside altogether more specific observations, including the 656 steps down a local cliff face, and every item in his luggage. It is with the same meticulous approach and cheerful prose that he records, in letters, journal articles and reports, the successes and failures of the vast range of projects in which he was involved. Although initially trained as a chemist, Crookes worked across the spectrum of the sciences, from consulting on preventative measures against cattle plague through to investigating spiritualism. Opening with a foreword by the physicist Sir Oliver Lodge, this biography by Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe (1868–1933), first published in 1923, explores a remarkable life of enquiry through a host of first-hand sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108061599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/13/2013
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Technology
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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